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#NASA to Hold #Media Call on #Evidence of Surprising #Activity on #Europa (September 21 2016)


Title: #NASA to Hold #Media Call on #Evidence of Surprising #Activity on #Europa.

Subject: Solar System Objects Observation, Jupiter’s Moon Europa.

Source: NASA, full page: (LINK).

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Sept. 20, 2016 / MEDIA ADVISORY M16-111

NASA to Hold Media Call on Evidence of Surprising Activity on Europa


NASA will host a teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 26, to present new findings from images captured by the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope of Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa.

Astronomers will present results from a unique Europa observing campaign that resulted in surprising evidence of activity that may be related to the presence of a subsurface ocean on Europa.

Participants in the teleconference will be:

  • Paul Hertz, director of the Astrophysics Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington
  • William Sparks, astronomer with the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore
  • Britney Schmidt, assistant professor at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta
  • Jennifer Wiseman, senior Hubble project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland

To participate by phone, media must contact Dwayne Brown at 202-358-1726 or and provide their media affiliation no later than noon Monday.

Audio of the teleconference will stream live on NASA’s website at: |-- –|

For information about NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, visit: |-- –|


Steve Cole / Sean Potter, Headquarters, Washington, 202-358-0918 / 202-358-1536, / - Lynn Chandler, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., 301-286-2806, - Ray Villard, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, 410-338-4514,

Last Updated: Sept. 20, 2016

Editor: Karen Northon


Keywords: Space; Research; NASA; Jupiter; Solar System.